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Chris McNamara
Works at American Safe Climbing Assn
Attended University High School
Lives in Mill Valley, CA
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Co founder of OutdoorGearLab test the best buy candidate in the sled category... aka a large trash bag
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Ill be doing a slide show at Yosemite Facelift tomorrow at 6:30 PM - more details here http://www.yosemiteclimbing.org/content/2013-facelift-evening-programs
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Improvised tent stake
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Vodka: the all purpose beverage.
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Love my 500e! Wrote this report of how I put solar on my house so I could charge an electric car http://www.supertopo.com/a/SuperTopo-Goes-Solar-How-and-why-we-choose-solar-photovoltaic-panels-for-our-house/a11338n.html   #500e  
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Great info! Thanks
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I took this video of Sean Leary doing the King Swing on The Nose of El Capitan. 
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awesome move :) 
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The cheap motorcycle GPS how to manual... writing this beats wrapping presents http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/a/11168/Cheap-Motorcycle-GPS-How-to-Make-One-Using-an-iPhone-for-Under-150
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Just added more solar panels to match the increased usage from the +Fiat 500e electric car. Full story here http://www.supertopo.com/a/SuperTopo-Goes-Solar-How-and-why-we-choose-solar-photovoltaic-panels-for-our-house/a11338n.html
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Selling my 1999 Honda VTR 1000 and giving 100% of money to the American Safe Climbing Assn http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2199499/Selling-my-motorcycle-for-the-ASCA
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sold. 3500 to the asca!
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Best solar panel review is now updated. A lot has changed since i first did this review two years ago... everything is cheaper and better! http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Portable-Solar-Reviews
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Do you have any views on the PowerMonkey Extreme? I have been charging one for the last two hours at a rate of 3% per hour (directly from the wall). Is this normal? thank you
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Climbing Magazine once computed that three percent of Chris McNamara’s life on earth has been spent on the face of El Capitan—an accomplishment that has left friends and family pondering Chris’ sanity. He’s climbed El Capitan over 70 times and holds nine big wall speed climbing records. In 1998 Chris did the first Girdle Traverse of El Capitan, an epic 75-pitch route that begs the question, “Why?” Outside Magazine has called Chris one of “the world’s finest aid climbers.” He’s the winner of the 1999 Bates Award from the American Alpine Club and founder of the American Safe Climbing Association, a nonprofit group that has replaced over 5000 dangerous anchor bolts. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and serves on the board of the ASCA, and Rowell Legacy Committee. He has a rarely updated Chris McNamara.com, maintains BASE jumping movies.com, and also runs a Lake Tahoe home rental business.
Education
  • University High School
    1997
  • UC Berkeley
    Geography, 2004
  • university high school
    1995 - 1998
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Gender
Male
Other names
Chris Mac
Work
Occupation
Web and Print Publisher
Employment
  • American Safe Climbing Assn
    Founder, 2001 - present
  • Rent South Lake LLC
    Owner, 2006 - present
  • OutdoorGearLab LLC
    Co-Founder/Owner, 2011 - present
  • SuperTopo
    Co-Founder/Owner, 2000 - present
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Currently
Mill Valley, CA
Previously
Mill Valley - Bishop, CA - South Lake Tahoe, CA - Berkeley, CA
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